The most amazing thing happened the other night...
(McBride's Steak House of Wichita Falls TX)
I was just about hysterical with the thought of meeting Mike and Frank, Patricia found me running around like a chicken with its head cut off. We run into the restaurant looking around wildly and after surveying the room I don't see them. It is about this time the hostess approaches us and the following conversation takes place.
Hostess: "How many?"
Me: " Just two, are Mike and Frank here?!"
Me: "You know Mike and Frank, from the History channel?"
Me: "The American Pickers ?!"
Hostess: (In deep southern/concerning accent):"Honey can I Help you?"
Me:" Are you on the level with me? Are they here and have just asked not to be disturbed?"
Hostess: "Not that I know of..."
The Hostess seats us to our table and promises to go through the dinner tickets of the evening and see if anyone has signed "Mike or Frank", I'm feeling lower than a cellar because we missed them and then the door flies open and in walk a group of people and the hostess kiddingly says "Are you famous?" and when the head of the group replies "Me? No..." I nearly flipped over because it was Mike Wolfe!!!!!!!!
I didn't want to disturb him as Im sure he gets borderline stalked by fans everywhere, but as he passed our table I said "We love your show, and we've got a place for you to pick!" A little later he comes back over and I start telling him all about the Casablanca, and showing him pictures from the blog on my phone he said the Drive-In was "Really neat" and that the lawn chair collection was "Pretty Cool". After that he ate his dinner and promised to sign something for us afterward. After eating a hearty meal Patricia and I got him to sign the back of our dinner ticket,
(He drew a picture of a frog on the ticket because he had "Frog Legs" for dinner.)
He then took pictures with us before leaving for the night!
I only wish I had gotten an autograph for our friend Utah, he is the BIGGEST American pickers fan (and we had thought they were going to Pick his grandparents farm, but they did not) wish i'd gotten one for him!